Instrument Technicians carry out planned or unplanned maintenance and repair activities on a wide range of electronic equipment and process control and safety systems.
Carries out maintenance and testing activities
Fault-finding and repair of instrumentation/electronic systems and equipment
Modifies, repairs or replaces systems and equipment
Participates in Risk Assessments as part of Integrated Safe System Of Work (ISSOW) / Permit to Work preparation
Interprets technical drawings
Prepares reports on work done
How this role fits in with the rest of the industry.
This role is vital to the safe and effective delivery of offshore production/onshore processing of oil and gas or in ensuring that instrumentation and control systems and equipment used onshore and offshore is in a safe condition and meets safety and technical standards. They can be based offshore, at an oil and gas processing plant or at onshore yard/workshop sites.
Basic entry requirements include (necessary)
Recognised Trade Apprenticeship and/or
NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent and/or
OPITO / ECITB Technician Training Scheme
Offshore survival certificate and offshore medical certificate (if required to work offshore)
Employers might also look for (desirable)
Good understanding of industry and HSE practices applicable to job role
Practical knowledge and experience of maintenance of instrumentation equipment, control systems, etc.
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